Pictured Above: Hacienda Santa Rosa, A Luxury Collection Hotel (1899)
44 Iconic Hotels were Inducted into Historic Hotels Worldwide in 2016. Hotels approved for induction into the prestigious Historic Hotels Worldwide registry range from over 886 years old to 75 years old.
The 44 iconic hotels represent more than 11 brands, chains, and collections and include historic hotels from 11 countries, including 19 historic hotels in Mexico.
The oldest historic hotel inducted in 2016 is San Clemente Palace Kempinski, in Venice Italy, built in a former monastery including the sacristy of San Clemente Church, one of the oldest places of worship in Venice dating back to 1131.
Twenty-five of the historic hotels are adaptive reuse historic hotels that have involved converting some or all of a historic building to a hotel. Of the 25 that are adaptive reuse hotels, two were former monasteries, five were working haciendas, one was a convent, and nine were private homes.